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Description

The Material Archive is the analog/digital/open source archive for displaying these DIY sustainable materials. It collects and displays knowledge on materials coming from the different laboratories of Waag Society. The main scope of this library is to create a common envitonment in which multiple communities & researchers can share, interact, upload, search and download recipes of DIY materials coming from TextileLabs, FabLabs, BioLabs and creative research labs, mapping both Raw materials and Made materials.

The Material Archive is part of the Open Materials research Lab, of the TextileLab Amsterdam.

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Steps
Step 1

Get in touch!

Are you looking to add materials to our library? Do you want to reproduce the archive and create new materials to share between participating labs?
get in touch with the TextileLab Amsterdam of Waag Society and/or with Cecilia Raspanti and Ista Boszhard.

Step 2

Create a material or reproduce a material!

To create a shared archive it's important that all information is aligned.
Check that the material you want to create is not in the library already.
If instead you are reproducing an existent material for your own lab, look at the ingredients in the raw section, follow the recipe and get in touch with the maker of the material!

Step 3

Document and Share

The most important part for a material to be added in the Open Source material archive is the recipe for success and it's ingredients.


  1. give a name to your material

  2. list the amounts of the ingredients needed

  3. list the steps of the procedure

  4. add your contact info

Scope

The Material Archive is the analog/digital/open source archive for displaying these DIY sustainable materials. It collects and displays knowledge on materials. The main scope of this library is to create a common envitonment in which multiple communities & researchers can share, interact, upload, search and download recipes of DIY materials coming from TextileLabs, FabLabs, BioLabs and creative research labs, mapping both Raw materials and Made materials.

FAQ

What is in the Material Archive?
You will find materials ranging from organic textiles, to biobased plastics, bio-resins and bio-silicones, bio-composites, living matter such as bacteria & fungii, wearables and smart materials, reconfigurable modular solutions, digitalised crafts techniques, recycled materials, bacterial and vegan leathers.

Who made it?
The first analog Material Archive is to be found in Waag's TextileLab Amsterdam and you can visit it on the Thursdays OpenDays public program.
It's a project initiated through the research conducted in the TextileLab Amsterdam of Waag, through projects such as TCBL, BioShades, Textile Academy. The framework was designed by Maria Viftrup, during her internship under the guidance of Cecilia Raspanti at TextileLab Amsterdam.